John Joe Gallagher

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BACKGROUND Heparin/heparan sulfate (HS) proteoglycans are found in the extracellular matrix (ECM) and on the cell surface. A considerable body of evidence has established that heparin and heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) interact with numerous protein ligands including fibroblast growth factors, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), cytokines, and(More)
Kidney epithelia have separate origins; collecting ducts develop by ureteric bud growth and arborisation, nephrons by induced mesenchyme-epithelium transition. Both express sulphated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) which are strikingly upregulated during nephron differentiation. However, sodium chlorate, an inhibitor of GAG sulphation, and the GAG-degrading(More)
Heparan sulphate (HS) sits at the interface of the cell and the extracellular matrix. It is a member of the glycosaminoglycan family of anionic polysaccharides with unique structural features designed for protein interaction and regulation. Its client proteins include soluble effectors (e.g. growth factors, morphogens, chemokines), membrane receptors and(More)
Lectins are proteins which have the ability to interact specifically with carbohydrate residues of glycoproteins and other glycoconjugates. The staining patterns of 10 fluorescein conjugated lectins (F-Con A, F-LCA, F-RCA, F-WGA, F-PHA, F-PWM, F-LTA, F-SBA, F-PNA, F-DB) and a protease inhibitor (F-LA) have been studied in histological sections of 11 normal(More)
Fluorescein conjugated lectins have been used as histochemical stains in lymph node sections from 22 patients with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Variations in the distribution and structure of glycoprotein sequences between the different types of lymphoma, and also normal nodes, have been detected. The lectin-binding patterns of neoplastic lymphocytes of small(More)
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